In the context of computer science and software development, “Node” typically refers to two different things:
Node.js has a large ecosystem of libraries and packages available through its package manager, npm (Node Package Manager). It has gained significant popularity in recent years due to its efficiency, performance, and ability to handle a large number of concurrent connections.
- Node (or Node in a data structure): In the context of data structures and algorithms, a “node” is a fundamental building block of various data structures, such as linked lists, trees, and graphs. Each node typically contains two components: data (or payload) and a reference (or pointer) to the next node or other related nodes. In a tree data structure, for example, a node may have references to its parent node and its child nodes.